Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
we'll talk to a man who knows a thing or two about making money, warren buffett in, a rare live interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly ove
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
tycoon warren buffett is live with his take on the state of the economy, the fiscal cliff, and taxing the rich. >>> and actress scarlett johansson talks about the oscar buzz surrounding her new role in "hitchcock." >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one.
Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
bertha coombs at cnbc. >> good morning, scott. warren buffett right now on our squawk box program saying he thinks it's better that politicians don't negotiate the cliff in public. and certainly investors probably feel that way too. futures are slightly lower. the markets fell on tuesday after senate leader harry reid who said congress has made little progress on a budget deal to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff. it was really the tone, saying it's time to end the happy talk. that overshadowed positive reports on home prices and consumer confidence. this morning, we'll get data on new home sales and a report from the fed on regional economic conditions. the dow fell 89 points. the nasdaq losing nearly 9. if you're flying over the holidays, it's going to cost you more. airfares expected to be about 5% higher than last year. if you leave on the saturday before christmas and return on the following saturday, the saturday discounts won't apply. your fare could be 27% higher. it's not deterring many people who are willing to pay higher prices. if up got somebody flying in, really apprecia
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
plait. [laughter] >> there are others like warren buffett who said he does not think it is a cliff but a slope and we have more time. regardless, no doubt the government is looking at this. what does canada need to do and what is it doing to prepare should the americans go off that cliff? >> the first thing i would say, obviously whatever happens in the united states, especially something that could happen that would significantly slow the american economy, would be of great concern to us. notwithstanding all of our efforts to plan for the longer- term and diversify our economy for the major export market has been the single biggest driving factor in canadian growth or slowness of growth over the past several years. we are watching this with great interest. i would say in fairness to u.s. policy makers, i think there are too difficult questions here that get mixed up together. they're both important. one is the concern of barry sudden drops in government expenditure and taxes on january 1 i could have a significant negative shock to the american and global economy. the other is the